Report: Seattle won't resign Hasselbeck

BY foxsports • July 26, 2011

The Seattle Seahawks will not re-sign veteran quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, The Seattle Times reported Tuesday.

Hasselbeck, an unrestricted free agent, has been with the Seahawks for 10 seasons.

According to The Times, the Seahawks attempted to re-sign the 35-year-old prior to the NFL lockout, but the team has reportedly struck a deal with another quarterback a day after the league's work stoppage came to end.

The Philadelphia Inquirer is reporting that former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson is the new man in Seattle. He was considered a potential candidate to join Seattle's roster after former Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell took the same job in Seattle.

Teams are not allowed to sign free agents until 6:00pm ET on Friday. Charlie Whitehurst is currently the only quarterback on Seattle's roster.

Seattle also was reported to be in the hunt for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb, who looks set to leave Philadelphia with Michael Vick having secured the starting role last season. But the potential deal with Jackson could halt that prospect.

Meanwhile, Hasselbeck is reportedly drawing the attentions of Arizona, San Francisco, Tennessee and Miami, according to The Times.

The three-time Pro Bowler led the Seahawks to six playoff appearances during his decade-long tenure. He threw for 3,001 yards in 2010 with a 73.2 passer rating, ranking him 28th in the league. His 59.9 completion percentage ranked 21st among NFL quarterbacks last season.

The 13-year veteran started his career as a backup to Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre in 1998. He was reunited with former Packers head coach Mike Holmgren in a trade to Seattle prior to the 2001 season.

The Seahawks finish 7-9 during head coach Pete Carroll's first season last year, grabbing first place in a weak NFC West. Seattle advanced past New Orleans in the first round of the playoffs before losing to the Bears in the NFC Divisional round.



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